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vÍctimas hay 7 niÑos, entre tanto los cohetes lanzados por hamas pusieron faven alerta mÁx la ciudad de tel a viviv el ejÉrcito afirmÓ que atacaron muchos blancos en gaza, un edificio recibiÓ impacto de misiles israelÍ con saldo de 6 comunicadores palestinos heridos. entre tanto el gobierno britÁnico califica todo esto difÍcil de defender internacionalmente, el presidente obama reiterÓ su respuesta palito respaldo a israel pero pidiÓ contenciÓn para no agravar la situaciÓn. con esto univisiÓn embajador. >>> el presidente obama dio apoyo a israel, para dwe febrero ders d depenfenderse >>> el presidente dijo que preferirÍa que el conflictos no se agravara porque israel estÁ listo para una invasiÓn a gaza, el embajador de israel en estados unidos a grado cgradecÓ presidente >>> compartimos sus preocupaciones, y hamas tienes que parar de ata carnes a nosotros, tenemos 5 millones de israelÍs, en 48 horas la situaciÓn podrÍa aclararse dijo el presidente obama pero israel no quiere a pegarse aplazos. >>> minutos antes que nos seno ta ramos a esta entrevista. >>> si continÚan dis
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: hamas militants fired rockets at jerusalem today, and the israeli military called up reservists and massed tanks on the gaza border. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we have an on-the-ground report from gaza city, followed by two views of the widening conflict on the third day of hostilities. >> woodruff: then, an update on the syrian war. margaret warner spent the day inside rebel-held territory. >> brown: we get a "battleground dispatch" from megan verlee of colorado public radio. voters in that state approved a ballot initiative allowing anyone over 21 to buy marijuana. >> politicses, businesspeople and law enforcement are wondering what comes next. har >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan talks to andrew kohut about the pew center's post-election report card, with the candidates, the campaigns, and the news media getting low marks. >> brown: david brooks and ruth marcus analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and how much did the presidential candidates spend on
, always considered off-limits, even by militants. hamas also fired several rockets at the coastal city of tel aviv. in this dangerous game of tit for tat, both sides are vowing to press ahead. sara sidner is live in gaza. the prime minister visited to show support for the people there. sara, you've done remarkable work covering this for people around the clock. what is happening in gaza now? are people bracing for a ground assault from israel? >> they're certainly worried about one, very, very worried about a ground assault. they've been dealing all day with air strikes, and we have seen them ourselves. we've had to take cover several times. these air strikes are getting louder and more and more powerful, it sounds like, throughout the day, but we are also seeing the skies criss-cross with the telltale sign of rocket fire, seeing the trail of smoke that rockets often leave behind. now, we do also know that the hospitals here are becoming overwhelmed. the main hospital we visited today, there were people coming in every 15 minutes, sometimes coming in by ambulance, sometimes it was just
where hamas is out of missiles. and so there will be another round of missile firing because there will be no durable missile firing. you have the head of the muslim brotherhood sympathizes with hamas. who is to say iran working through will replentish the weapons loss and we'll go through this whole thing all over again? >> good evening larry and mark. i'm told that hamas is boasting tonight of major success. because for the first time ever hamas has seen delegations of foreign states. into the gaza strip so hamas the terrorist organization is celebrating all of this success and now hillary clinton is heading to cairo, this is a celebration for the bad guys. >> what is secretary clinton going to do? the bad guys are proclaiming victory here. those are bad guys. i don't see how in the world this can play out favorably for israel. i would have liked secretary clinton to have said those words two or three years ago. this has been a low grade constant conflict since the 2008 invasion that did not take out hamas. this is going to be a major boom for the arab contractors. and of c
on right now between hamas and some of the militants in gaza and israel. but the investigation is under way and they're watching right now the police tape still very tightly wound around the scene. and the sweepers are actually out trying to get rid of all the glass that was blasted out of this bus. >> we know hamas has praised the attack but is not at this point claiming responsibility for this attack. sara sidner in tel aviv. where that bus explosion has taken place. appreciate it. let's get right to the gaza israel border. fred pleitgen is reporting for us live from ashkelon in israel. what's the latest where you are? >> hi, soledad. what's going on here is that throughout the course of the day we've had a lot of rocket attacks going on here in the ashkelon area. there were six instances where our crew had to go into a hardened shelter because there were rockets flying overhead. i can show you right behind me, there's some rockets right here that have been raining down on the ashkelon area in the past couple of days. most of these are kasem rockets collected by explosive ordnance disposa
? >> now bbc world news america. israel kills the leader of hamas in the of the, causing an escalation of violence. governments should stop cutting benefits and start creating jobs. welcome to manhattan, kansas. >> may know more about technology than a tomcat's knows about baking gingerbread. >> welcome to our viewers. israel killed the military commander of hamas and launched a series of attacks. hamas vowed in this would open the gates to hell. military action will continue. >> for the people of gaza, it looked like a war, and as in most wars, civilians are caught up in the violence. the first target today was the biggest hamas's most senior military leader was typify and -- hit by a military strike. he died instantly. hamas says this is a major provocation. good >> they will pay a price for this, because he was one of our most exceptional leaders. >> she sat at the top of the military wing. tonight israel published these images. the army released video footage of him being tracked and the moment when his car was hit. israel said the strike followed a wave of rocket att
was a military chief for hamas. the islamic political party that governs the gaza strip, which israel and the west call a terrorist organization. the israeli defense forces proudly hailed his assassination, releasing this poster. but his death was just the beginning. five of the palestinians killed so far were children, including this 11-month-old baby, held in the arms of his father, a local journalist for the bbc, who asked, "what did my son do to die like this?" this morning, ah ha has leader vowed revenge, telling reporters, "israel started this war, but they will never know its end. our rockets will hit tel aviv. we have a plan in place and they will regret what they did." and hamas made good on that threat, launching a rocket attack on tel aviv, israel's largest city, where residents crouched in fear. tonight, israeli troops were seen making their way to the gaza border. a grim indication that a ground war may be next. this battle, which is playing out against the background of an impending election in israel, is the worst fighting the region has seen in years. the last time roc
the hamas-controlled gaza strip towards the holy city of jerusalem for the first time in 40 years. abc's christiane amanpour reports from a middle east on the brink. >> reporter: bill, we were outdoors shooting today when all of a sudden, the air raid siren went off. really unusual here in jerusalem, to know that missiles were being launched towards this city. a rocket was launched, hamas made a public statement saying they were targeting jerusalem, but it didn't reach here. it did not fall in the city. i spoke to the mayor who said that it did not hit this city. it was slightly south, there was no damage and no casualties. but it does raise the question of how this whole equation is changing, now that there is a new middle east. the post-arab spring middle east. egypt, which used to be the one who would pressure hamas, who would come in and try to demand a cease-fire and try to mediate, now egyptian officials have come to gaza, stood shoulder to shoulder with the hamas prime minister and called this aggression untenable. the president of egypt warned israel, practically threatened isr
'm margaret brennan. there is no cease-fire as yet between israel and hamas militants in gaza, though diplomatic efforts are under way. here's the latest-- israel says it's launched nearly 200 airstrikes against more than 800 targets. gaza officials say today's strikes killed 12 people, including eight militants. all told, 42 palestinians and three israeli civilians have been killed in four days of fighting. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up, this antimissile battery in tel aviv interpreted a long-range rocket aimed at the hate of israel's commercial capital. five such batteries, called iron dome, have been keploid and three more are being rushed into production. in an expansion of the air war against hamas, the israelis struck the office of the movement's prime minister overnight. attacks were also aimed at other parts of hamas' political struck the uincluding a building with where the cabinet meets. gaza is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and any escalation to nonmilitary targets carries the risk of increased civili
is one of the senior commanders of hamas' rocket unit. however, we have been speaking to our sources here. we spoke to people in the neighborhood, and frankly they've never heard of this man. so it's not altogether clear whether this man had anything to do with or who he is, even, at all. so it's all rather confusing at the moment. what does seem to be clear is that israel is starting to focus on after-effects of jabadi, who is the leader of hamas' military wing, it seems they are focusing on his subordinates throughout the gaza strip. another senior commander in hamas' military wing was killed in gaza today, so that may be an indication that israel is starting to focus not so much on the infrastructure, the buildings, but also the leaders of hamas. gary? >> i just mentioned the air strike on the media center in gaza. there was a bit of a controversy with the timing of the attack. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, there were actually two attacks, but one of them occurred at about 6:30 in the morning when a lot of these journalists were getting ready for live shots on the roof
the 1950's. hamas released videos of rocket launches. the events of the last few weeks have silenced those who said they had forgotten how to fight israel. he said a land invasion be a political disaster for israel's prime minister. >> if they want a truce, we have demands and conditions. >> the border towns were quieter than gaza but still an ordeal. israel says it wants an end to rocket fire through cease-fire or military action. >> the endgame is clear. we want a situation where the civilian population of israel knows that no longer has to live in fear of incoming rocket fire from gaza. that can happen one way or another, but that is the goal we seek to defend our people. >> in gaza, israel attacked the building used by journalists. the raid killed a senior miti official in the -- a senior media official in the islamic group. another strike came in down the road. civilians on both sides need a ceasefire. political leaders in gaza and israel want to show that this was worth it. bbc news, gaza. >> there are diplomatic efforts to break a cease-fire. most of the attention is focused on cair
but a cease-fire may be hours away. hamas leaders say they have reached a truce but israel says, quote, it's not there yet. once thought to be too far away for the range of the hamas rockets, air raid sirens sounded in jerusalem today. students scrambled to take cover outside a school. the people on the street took shelter wherever they could the missile missed the city, landing in an open field outside the walls. police say it was one of about 95 that was launched from gaza on tuesday. several cars were hit but no casualties were reported. while in gaza, meanwhile, an israeli strike damaged the islamic national bank and though israel is targeting hamas leaders, dozens of civilians have been killed in the deadly crossfire. now, the united states is stepping up its involvement in the peace process. president obama is sending his secretary of state hillary clinton to the region. and danielle nottingham is standing by in washington, d.c. to tell us who the secretary will be meeting with later today. danielle. >> reporter: frank, secretary clinton will be meeting with israeli prime minister be
hinted there was a deal. but late today, a spokesperson for hamas, said there would be no cease-fire, at least not tonight. making secretary clinton's job here on the ground even more difficult. secretary of state clinton cut her trip to asia short, diverting to israel to personally help shepherd a possible cease-fire. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: making her task more difficult, the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with hamas. a group it labels a terrorist organization. so egyptian president mohammed morsi is playing a key role as intermediary. >> the critical challenge is going to be to make sure that everybody understands the commitments that have been made, the same way, so there's no misunderstandings. >> reporter: even with diplomacy in high gear, today was one of the st violence days yet. an israeli soldier was killed. the first since the conflict began. 150 incoming rockets, 30 alone aimed at a southern town. did you run down t
>>> truce in place. residents of gaza rejoice as israel and hamas agree to cease-fire. many wonder whether it will hold. israeli forces and hamas militants traded fire for more than a week. they rained rockets on each other right up to a deadline but they agreed to a cease-fire and for now, it appears to be holding. both sides promised to end all hostilities, including rocket attacks and the targeting of individuals. israeli officials agreed to open border crossings and allow the free movement of people and good that clause is scheduled to take effect after 24 hours. >> translator: after all the efforts, we were able to end violence and achieve a cease-fire. >> the egyptian foreign minister brokered the talks. he reaffirmed egypt's commitment to the palestinian cause and a need for just resolution. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton helped negotiate the deal. she promised to work with partners in the region. the israeli military killed about 160 palestinians during the conflict. palestinian militants fired rockets from the gaza strip that killed five israelis. prime minister n
-fire between israel and hamas, bringing an end to eight days of fighting. the will it last? >> the people of this region deserve to live fear -- fogh -- to live free from fear and violence. this is a step in the right direction. >> and his sound has made him a superstar in italy. now this musician is out to make his mark. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. just a few hours ago, a cease- fire to end the fighting between israeli military forces and hamas militants. it came after hours of diplomacy involving the u.n. secretary general and the secretary general -- and the u.s. secretary of state. from gaza, jeremy bowen reports. a warning, you might find some of these images distressing. >> because i came back to life after the cease-fire began. -- gaza came back to life after the cease-fire began. coming to another israeli bombing campaign felt like another victory. this was the hamas interior ministry. governing with or without a cease-fire will be harder with the main administrative center ron. in jerusalem tonight, is real hint that more military
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han dejado al menos 28 muertos entre ellos 7 niÑos, en tel aviv suenan las alarmas por parte de hamas estÁn concentrados para evitar una invasiÓn terrestre en gaza, dijeron que una una ir intervenciÓn serÍa muy dificil, mientras tanto que el presidente obama reiterÓ el respaldo a israel, le pidiÓ al gobierno de netanyahu colaboraciÓn. univisiÓn entrevisto al banco dor israelÍ ante los estados unidos y nos trae el punto de vista en torno al conflicto. >> el presidente obama hoy dÍa dio todo su apoyo a israel y el derecho de defenderse de hamas, su primer comentario que comenÓo hace 5 dÍas. >> no hay paÍs en el mundo que tolera que desde afuera de su territorio le lluevan misiles a sus ciudadanos dijo en bangkok, dijo que no se agrave ya que se podrÍan movilizar a gaza, el embajador de israel en estados unidos, agradeciÓ el apoyo del presidente >> compartimos sus preocupaciones y para evitar que el conflicto aumente, hamas tiene que parar de atacarnos a nosotros, tenemos a 5 millones y medio de israelÍs. >> pero israel no quiere apegarse a plazos. >> minutos antes que no
hamas continue this morning and the threat of an expanding conflict remains as israeli troops meet at the gaza border. >> a parade float carrying wounded vets and their families is struck by a train. >> three employees face criminal charges from the gulf oil spill. >>> staten island support. president obama visits one of new york city's neighborhoods hardest hit by hurricane sandy. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 16, 2012. >> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm duarte geraldino. this morning israel offered to temporary stop its offensive at the gaza strip with rocket fire. israel said it would hold fire during the egyptian prime minister visit as long as hamas held its fire. the president isisiting to show solidarity with hamas. shortly after the prime minister militants fired rockets into israel. violence between israelis and palestinians intensified this week with both sides firing rockets across the border with israel. the israeli military kept up its offensive overnight and into the morning. an air strike hit the ministry building. israel struck at s
or so here. he was the head of the militant wing of hamas so israel felt justified. many civilians were killed in different gaza attacks. the israeli defense sources bragging about it on twitter: >> not only that, on you tube, they put out a video of the actual hit. now, the person inside this car is going to die just so you know. i'm giving you warning there. in fact, there's two people standards inside the car photograph for hamas was also killed in that strike. now if that wasn't enough, more insult to injury, back on twitter: >> now sure, hitting hamas's hillmilitary many would find that understandable. that hit is certainly an open question. civilians getting killed, i hope would have a lot less support. now one civilian killed was an 11-month-old boy. he is the son of b.b.c. average reporter jihaddal musharawi. that picture's now been seen around the world. i have a young son and it affected me significantly. here's a report from bbc. >> my sister in law was killed along with my son brother and my other son were wounded. what did my son do to die like this? what was his mistake? h
of the militant group hamas. part of a wave of new air strikes which israel claims has hit hundreds of targets in the gaza. defense officials say this video shows the successful hit and a spokesman for hamas says with that attack, israel had, quote, opened the gates of hell. so tonight so far at least three israelis and 19 palestinians have dead, including four children. the british broadcasting corporation reports one victim was the 11-month-old son of a company editor. and as the violence grow, there is a very real possibility that it could spiral into another bloody war, something that the israelis and the palestinians know all too well. david lee miller live early friday morning, not far from the gaza border in israel. describe what's there tonight. >> that's right. we're two miles from the border. it's 2:00 o'clock in the morning. overhead i can hear what sounds like israeli aircraft. over my shoulder off in the distance you can see the lights of gaza. throughout the past several hours, we have seen and heard several israeli air strikes. from our position here, we literally felt the groun
for being here. huckabee starts now. >> announcer: israel takes out a top hamas leader. the militant palestinian group escalating rocket barrage into israel saying they've opened the gates to hell is our mideast ally on the brink of war? >> former cia director david petraeus testifies on benghazi. >> his testimony was that from the start he told us this was a terrorist attack. >> announcer: the mess sant -- the mess message that went out to the american people was different. who changed the message and why? congressman reacts. >> plus, getting to work on the fiscal cliff. is the edge avoid able? congressman of the house budget committee on the economic cliff-hang gather. >> ladies and gentlemen, governor mike huckabee. [ applause ] >> mike: thank you very much. we've got a great audience. we say welcome to all of you. welcome from the fox news studios in new york city. from the time i first visited israel in 1973, i believe israel is a nation of miracles. it a miracle israel was able to reestablish itself on the ground god gave it 4,000 years before, from which dispersed 2,000 years
on the second full day of the cease-fire between israel and hamas. israeli troops shot and killed a palestinian man and wounded 19 others according to health officials in gaza. israeli commanders say crowds of palestinians were trying to dang a fence and cross into israel. soldiers only fired of a palestinians ignored warning shots. corner powell live in jerusalem for us. is this affecting the cease-fire? john, this is normally the time of incident that would undermine a cease-fire agreement, particularly because just so little trust between the two sides. but it appears now third day cease-fire is holding. both sides accuse each other of violating the cease-fire. one person from the palestinian area and gaza was killed and 19 others were injured. but that was about as inflammatory as the language got. and, in fact, the top leader from hamas in gaza seemed to indicate that. >> investigate the case. our information that it is not israeli -- i think some people tried to go inside and to make something. >> now, over the next days, weeks and months, this agreement will be tested. there is no doubt
to broker the peace deal between hamas and israel and the administration issued the state department a tepid criticism. how tough should they get? should they say you have to pull back? what should our demands and leverage be? >> our leverage is not only substantial bayance and aid, plus an imf deal but the marshaling world public opinion is also against this kind of move by mr. morsi. we appreciate president morsi's action but in the past it's always been the united states that's brokered these deals and there's a clear perception amongst hamas that they won on this one. unfortunately the plo, abbas and others, have been diminished as a result of the negotiations and settlement reached. i predict hamas will continue to test the israelis and how far they can government finally let's trace it back to iran. where did the missiles come from? iran. where are the iranian revolutionary guard on the ground, irsyria. the centrifuge continues to spin in tehran. we've got to face up to what is one of the prime reasons there's the kind of unrest we're seeing. >> let me button you up the morsi thing. wh
out hamas? the israelis did take out another top hamas leader today. not long after, air raid sirens went off in jerusalem, and egypt sends its prime minister to the gaza strip in a show of solidarity with the -- and did general petraeus pull a 180 degree turn in testimony today? in september he said it was videos and spontaneous demonstrations. today he said the cia knew all along it was a terrorist attack in libya. this story gets worse and worse, more and more complicated and we are going to parse through it. first up, with the fiscal cliff only 45 short days away, are we facing a stalemate or is there a new kissy huggy era coming to washington, d.c.? we've got two kissy huggy cnbc contributors. jared bernstein, former vice president, biden chief economist, and kissy huggy jim pethokoukis of the american enterprise institute. jimmy p., i love this new washington picture. and i don't want to be pessimistic. i want to be optimistic. maybe they can make a deal. but here's what i worry about, jimmy. here's what i fear. the republicans are conceding that they'll give a revenue -- a tax
viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: there was no let-up today in the battle between israel and hamas, the palestinian group that rules gaza. air strikes echoed across gaza, and rockets landed near tel aviv and, for the first time, near jerusalem. the combined death toll reached 30-- 27 palestinians and three israelis. we begin with a report from john ray of independent television news in gaza. >> reporter: a sleepless night in gaza gave way to another morning of missiles. israel promised a lull in their assault, a chance for words to speak louder than bombs. but on neither side was there a cease-fire. and if the egyptian prime minster came armed with a peace plan, he kept it to himself. this was far more a display of muslim brotherhood with hamas. hesham qandeel called gaza a tragedy, and israel the aggressor. the tragedy is deeply personal, and it unfolds at the gaza city hospital where they rush the dead and the injured. boys like yea, just ten years old. "i was buying bread for my mother," he says, "when the rocket came." dooah, a girl of 14, was hit my shrapnel on her way to a we
. the conflict of hamas and israel is moving fast and getting bloodier. today's death toll, 18. three israelis killed in rocket strikes from gaza. while an aide worker reported 15 people, palestinians, rather, were killed by israeli strikes. and this, many believe, was the tipping point. an israeli air strike yesterday ended up killing nine people including the young child of the target. ahmed jabari. he was a founder and military leader of hamas in that vehicle you saw exploded. the group that controls gaza's government. hamas, that is. today, palestinians carried his body through the streets on the way to his funeral and as they mourn israeli forces are giving the play by play of their offensive on the israeli defense forces website reporting the spot under attack are hamas missile launch sites and israel is not just taking out the launchers. its teams are detonating rockets in the air. take a look. >> israel says it's responding to what's been calling the raining of bombs by hamas on israeli areas that border gaza. >> no government would tolerate a situation where nearly a fifth of its peop
headquarters. hamas police headquarters when he saw this picture. it was a big blast and then a big ball of fire. now, i want to show you what's happened since then. the result of that air strike. i'm going to move out of the way here. we are about 11 stories up looking down on the main part of gaza. you are hearing now some of the traffic. there's only been a few cars, but it's a bit loud up here. i want to let you see the result of that blast. you're seeing the smouldering rubble there from the air strike last night on the police headquarters. we also know that another huge hamas building has been hit today, and can you see that building destroyed. half of it is standing, half of it collapsed. a very scary day for civilians as well. we are not seeing almost anybody in the streets. we were at the hospital overnight, and we saw quite a few people coming in there. again, the death toll now at 39 here, and we're talking about more than 250 people who have been injured by all this. >> how are they actually preparing there for the possibility of israeli troops coming in? >> reporter: well, b
being dragged behind the streets by members of hamas. wheatland bedard has an update for us now. reporter: right now, the very latest as we think that there will probably be a cease-fire. those are the latest reports. indications out of cairo and out of israel that we are very close to a deal between hamas and israel. brokered by the egyptians. you might say that this is penciled in right now. any indications on the ground that a cease-fire is close. an incredible increase of firing by both sides. so far today, more than 300 rockets flying out of gaza into israel. they have figured out how to defeat the iron dome missile defense system. right now we are getting an alarm here. in coming to this location, we are going to get our photographer to turn around. if you watch that picture, there is the interceptor going straight overhead. coming back here, towards the gaza strip. a huge explosion overhead right now. outgoing artillery right here, the cease-fire is in place and it is not holding. we haven't had been announced yet, but the latest indications are the earliest cease-fire wo
's involvement, qatar's involvement, the head of the hamas political wing is also involved. in temz of creating with israel, egypt is the main broker. we understand it has not been confirmed for us that an israeli envoy is at the table or at least has been and is involved in these talks, but the impression we're getting from the israeli side is that they're obviously involved in the negotiations and each side is looking very closely at what the other is proposing. has each side sent enough of a message that they can say, okay, this is it. we've sent our message. we want this and that, and now is the time to get off the military ramp? we'll see. >> you've covered this. when you take a look at this situation on the ground and you realize the israeli government is calling up 75,000 reservists, massing tens of thousands of troops and tanks near the border at the palestinian territory, what does this say to you in terms of a ground invasion? does it seem inevitable? what do you make of what is happening there in your experience? >> the experience is covering operation costs led four years ago and be
the situation with israel and hamas and the gaza strip. we will have that for you live. the conflict in israel and gaza came up today during prime minister's question time in london. >> can i start by going the prime minister in paying tribute to capt. area of the royal regiment of scotland? he showed the utmost courage and bravery and all of our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends. can i also express my deep sorrow about the loss of life and suffering in israel and gaza in recent days, including the latest terrorist attack on a bus in tel aviv. there is widespread support on all sides of the house for immediate and durable ceasefire being agreed in israel and gaza. so what will the prime minister set out in his view what are the remaining barriers to this cease-fire agreement being reached? >> i agree with the gentlemen about the appalling news this morning about the terrorist attack on a bus in tel aviv. can i also express our concern for the people in southern israel and for the grave loss of life in gaza. i think all of us, across the european union, including also ame
the home of a hamas commander. israel defense forces say there was a stockpile of explosives in the house. they also said they blew up palestinian headquarters, and hamas for a second time in two days, hamas aimed a rocket toward one of israel's big cities, the biggest, tel aviv, but the rocket was intercepted. sarah sydnor is live in gaza city. it's 9:00 p.m. there, how are people surviving on this night? it must be at a standstill right now. >> it was very quiet up until seconds before you talked to me. we're hearing booms of air strakes. we have also seen just behind me, four rockets go up, one after the other, and about ten minutes before that, we saw very, very close to us, we could actually hear the sounds of the rockets leaving the rocket launcher right over our heads towards israel. we know the sirens went off in israel after we saw the rockets here. so here it goes again. you can hear the booms now of air strikes. this is starting to start up again and it's not unusual that at night when it starts getting late here, this all starts to go full force. in the morning, about 4:00, 5:
as their military rises up to stop the rocket fire from the terror group hamas. new efforts tonight to get both sides to agree to a cease-fire, but here is prove that's in the happening yet. (siren sounding) >> air raid sirens blare, in heavily populated areas and millions on both sides of the divide, living in fear of death from the sky. and now, israel's prime minister saying he may be ready to take a bigger fight to the islamic militant group hamas. fox reports from the conflict zone. president obama with a message for the jewish state, reinforcing its right to take a stand in the face of terror. >> we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. >> but now we're learning the u.s. and great britain are saying something new, that starting a ground war is risky for israel. >> and in america, helping our own warriors from the front line, and healing the lasting emotional scars of battle. did you know there's an app for that? i'm harris falkner. the middle east at a crossroads, standing between an escalation of the conflict and the search for
500 hamas rockets have fallen in israel. israeli air strikes have killed at least 90 gazans. nbc's richard engel, stephanie gosk and ayman mohyeldin are in the region reporting the latest from gaza to tel aviv. first richard engel in gaza, what is the latest from your vantage point and on the cease-fire negotiations? >> we are hearing that there are serious cease-fire negotiations going on right now. when you're on the ground here in gaza it doesn't exactly feel that way. there have been many air strikes today, a media building was killed. israel is sort of -- [ inaudible ] on hamas leader or one palestinian militant at a time. sources who are involved in the israeli/palestinian negotiations working toward a cease-fire, these talks taking place in cairo have told nbc news they are serious, that they are making progress and that this is how the negotiations stand right at this moment. the israelis want a two-part deal, a two-stage deal. the first part would be an immediate hostility, immediate cessation of violence, both sides stop attacking each other. that would be unconditional
, israel and hamas are inching closer to a ground war in gaza. the palestinian militant group has fired more than 450 rockets at israel this week. three israelis have been killed in the attacks. in response, the israeli air force has pounded hamas targets killing at least 28 palestinians, including some children. air raid sirens sounded today in major cities, including jerusalem and tel aviv. allen pizzey is there. >> reporter: nearly 100 rockets fired from gaza made it into israel today, sending people shnning for shelters. and for the first time ever, a missile reached the edge of jerusalem. hamgrowing threat from hamas is pushing israel closer to a ground war. israeli troops and armor are massing along the boarder with gaza. 16,000 reservists have already been called up and the cabinet approved plans that could raise that to 75,000. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that his government was prepared to expand its operation into gaza. rrat carries the risk of more casualties on both sides. at least 28 palestinians have been killed so far, half of them civilians, includin
and hamas in gaza? or will frantic, behind-the-scenes negotiations, talks in neighboring egypt, help bring an 11th-hour truce? on the ground, the casualties are mounting tonight. in gaza, women, children among the dead as the israelis were trying to target the home of a key militant. many others were hit by that missile. meanwhile, in israel, as families rush to shelters, holes where the hamas rockets have landed. and these images tonight. israel blocking some of those incoming rockets aimed for its most populated cities, knocked down from the sky. part of the so-called iron dome. president obama tonight vowing support, saying israel has a right to defend itself, while at the same time, saying a ramp up in military activity in gaza, a ground war, would be bad for both sides. we have a team in the region covering the middle east on the brink tonight. abc's christiane amanpour and matt gutman in israel. we begin tonight with alex marquardt in gaza city. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. this was the deadliest day in gaza since this escalation began. in one incident, 11 people were kill
efforts for a cease fire between israel and hamas are picking up, but so far no results. hillary clinton is on her way for a meeting with prime minister benjamin netanyahu tomorrow. clinton will also meet with palestinian leaders in gaza before heading to cairo. today, the seventh day of hostilities, israeli aircraft hit a hamas center as more rockets rain down on israel. susan mcginnis is following it all. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the white house says secretary clinton will not meet with hamas while she's in the region. for now, the head of the u.n. is trying to get both sides to hold their fire without success. mosques in gaza issued the prayer for morning prayers today, even as bombs and missiles rained down around them. the israeli military says it hit about 100 terror sites overnight, including the islamic national bank in gaza city that israel says is used to fund terror operations. hamas militants have launched more than a thousand rockets into israel during this week-long battle. palestinian officials say 38 more people were killed monday, including women a
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